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Programme Excursion

On Wednesday 24 April, 2013, the LINC School organises an excursion to Kinderdijk.

The excursion will visit the windmills in Kinderdijk and explore the polder area of Alblasserdam.

A cycle tour from Alblasserdam to Kinderdijk via the polder of Old Alblas has been planned.

You can download the route  of the cycle tour here.

For bad weather, a canal cruise and bus tour will replace the cycle tour.

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Details of the programmes, please refer to the rundown of the excursion.  Dowload Programmes Excursion 24 April 2013

Introduction Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk is Dutch for “Childern Dike”  located in the Municipalities of Alblasserdam and Nieuw-Lekkerland, Province of Zuid-Holland, about 15 kilometers east from Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is situated in a polder in the Alblasserwaard at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers.  To drain the polder, a system of 19 windwills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

For more information of Kinderdijk, please visit the official website of Kinderdijk, UNESCO.